Employers urged to offer STD test

HEALTH bosses are urging Great Yarmouth businesses to offer free Chlamydia tests to their staff.The tests, provided free by NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being offered to businesses so staff can take the test.

HEALTH bosses are urging Great Yarmouth businesses to offer free Chlamydia tests to their staff.

The tests, provided free by NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being offered to businesses so staff can take the test.

One in 14 people have Chlamydia, so to curb the spread of the sexually transmitted infection NHS GYW is urging large employers to sign up to the scheme.

The push is part of the 'Are You Getting It' campaign to reduce the number of people in Yarmouth and Waveney who have infection.

Results are confidential and sent directly back to the individual. No one will know where the test was picked up from.

Youngsters from 15 to 24 can order a test online through the website www.areyougettingit.com, texting screen to 80010 or calling 01603 221830.

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Callers to the phone line will also be able to find out how to pick up a pack in person.